Re: Napoli's Small Sample Size Slump- It's not that small
posted at 8/13/2013 11:45 PM EDT
Carp over his last 21 PAs:
Should I start a thread on Mike?
How about the last 28 days?
Pedey 106 PAs .185/.283/.272/.555 batting 3rd.
Should I start a thread on benching Pedey now?
(Naps is 88 PAs .203/.330/.392/.721 in the same time frame.)
How about these guys?
Nava 37 PAs .219/.324/.281/.606
Holt 34 PAs .103/.182/.172/.354
Smaller sample sizes, but about as big as Naps was when the demote in line-up or bench Nap threads started.
Almost all players go through bad slumps. I'm not defending Napoli by saying this. I'm not trying ti minimize how bad he has been. He's been horrible, but has not been alone.
Napoli's sample size is what 17 games?
Pedey's was 23 before tonight's 2 for 6 night.
I've said I'm OK with moving Napoli down in the line-up and benching him for a few games here and there, but I still feel like this is just a horrible slump, and any minute, he'll bust out bigtime. I don't see any sign of that happening, and the extra Ks are frightening, but I'm just not sure we should give up on him totally. Maybe a 3 day rest would help. Maybe playing Papi at 1B for 5 of the 6 games in SF and LAD would not demoralize him that much, as maybe benching him for Carp might do.
He should at least be moved to the 8 slot.